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What elements in sugar have a negative affect on the body? Do all sugars have this affect?
Question Date: 2012-01-01
Answer 1:

Sugars do not adversely affect the body - sugars are fuel. The health problems that come with eating sugar are (1) too much sugar can be too much fuel, and the human body stores excess fuel as fats, and (2) other things like bacteria also like to eat sugar, and bacteria digesting sugar in your mouth produces acids that dissolve teeth.

Otherwise, sugars are good for you. In fact, you cannot live without them.

Sugars are composed of only three elements: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.

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